Casino (1995) Poster


James Woods: Lester Diamond



  • Lester Diamond : I'm looking at you right now. I'm seeing you for the very first time right this minute. I'm seeing you and I can feel my heart click. I see you fourteen years old. I see the first second i ever saw you. I see you long-legged little colt, stupid braces on your teeth. Every time I ever see you, that's what I see.

  • Lester Diamond : Can you feel my eyes on you? Can you feel me look into your heart? Can you feel me in the pit of your stomach? Can you feel me in you? In your heart?

  • [Yelling to Rothstein after being beaten up by his men] 

    Lester Diamond : Couldn't do it yourself, ya chickenshit cocksucker?

  • Lester Diamond : All right, I just bought us a few minutes. You want to get back at this prick? Hmm? Okay, you got, what, two million dollars in that box? Hey, you got a minute? Hey! He's got two million in the box, am I right?

    [Ginger nods] 

    Lester Diamond : Okay, you let him keep your jewels. We take the cash and the only other thing he cares about. Huh? Her majesty. We go to Europe, you dye your hair, you get some plastic...

    Amy Rothstein : I don't want to go to Europe. I want us go to see The Elephant Man.

    Lester Diamond : We're not going to go see any fucking elephants, okay? We're going to Europe. Let the adults talk.

    [to Ginger] 

    Lester Diamond : You dye your hair, you get plastic surgery like we talked about, right? You're the mother. How much do you think he's going to pay to get this fucking kid back...

    Amy Rothstein : I don't want to go to Europe.

    Lester Diamond : Shut your mouth! You know where she gets this from?

    Amy Rothstein : You shut up.

    Lester Diamond : No, you - you want me to come over there? I'll smack your face!

    [Amy sticks her tongue out] 

    Lester Diamond : Don't give me any of your shit!

  • Lester Diamond : I'm sending this kid to Bolivia in a fucking box.

  • Ace Rothstein : [narrating]  But one thing I could just never understand was how she could have everything under control but her old pimp Lester Diamond.

    Lester Diamond : [Ginger comes in, taps Lester on the leg with $25,000 - offering him the money]  Look, Gin, you know I got other people in this. I got partners. But I want you to understand that I am lookin' out for you in this thing. Okay? You're going to get yours back... and you're gonna get it back first. Okay?

    Ginger : All right.

    Lester Diamond : Okay?

    Ginger : Yeah.

    Lester Diamond : Where are you goin'? Where are you? You're in that place. Where are you?

    Ginger : I'm here.

    Lester Diamond : No, you're not. Where are you? Where are you?

    Ginger : I'm always here for you.

    Lester Diamond : You are.

    Ginger : I am.

    Ginger : [he kisses her good-bye, she gives him the money. he takes off in his convertible. she watches him from the window]  . Be careful.

    Ace Rothstein : [narrating]  The Ginger I knew wouldn't even look at this creep.

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